Records and Documents Management

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Spotlight: Government-records compliance deadline quickly approaching for federal agencies

The deadline for the Presidential Directive on Managing Government Records is approaching.

Healthcare content systems 'clearly not working,' says expert

Every industry brings a unique set of challenges for a CMS to contend with but few are as important to get right the first time as the deployment of a content management system in the field of healthcare. In that light, it's a bit frightening to note that only 45 percent of respondents in a recent  survey  of the healthcare and life sciences industries say they have a content strategy in place.

Spotlight: The pros and cons of document-management-as-a-service

If you're noodling around the idea of employing document-management-as-a-service, content management consulting firm Amplexor takes a deep dive into its pros and cons.

SimpleECM rolls out widget-based SDK for mobile capture

Developers who spend a lot of time trying to improve mobile capture for their companies' documents will want to take note of  SimpleECM's new widget-based software development, or SDK, kit that adds capture functionality to enterprise productivity apps with just two lines of code. In fact, the SDK's name is probably longer than the code itself.

Is cloud storage the right solution for federal documents?

According a  presidential directive  issued in 2012, all federal agencies must manage permanent and temporary email in an electronically accessible format by 2016. Tod Newcombe, Senior Editor of Governing,  says  the mandate is great in theory but until the government steps out of the Stone Age, the policy is next to meaningless.  

Zen and the art of CMS, and RMS, deployment

As I was preparing for this week's newsletter and column, I kept running across article after article with the same theme: deploying a new content or records management system can take an Ice Age. It doesn't matter how big a business you are or how deep your pockets are, when you make the decision to implement or upgrade your system, you'd best settle in for the long haul.

ECRM Industry expert shares insight on the future of DoD ERM standards

ECRM industry expert  Don Lueders  took a lot of heat last year when he  went on record  to say he no longer supported the  DoD 5015.2 Electronics Records Management Standard. He called it an "obsolete relic" and "a failed attempt to provide effective functional requirements for managing electronic content through the final stages of the information lifecycle." It turns out Lueders may have been right.

PassTheNotes new partnerships bring collaborative learning tools to 45 million students

Cloud-based education platform  PassTheNotes announced five new partnerships designed to bring more teaching tools into the classroom. Combined, the partners will reach 85 percent of U.S. public school districts and more than 45 million students.  

Portland city archivists seize decades of personnel records

When Portland, Oregon city archivists toured the records storage facility of the Portland Police Museum last year, nothing seemed amiss. But the archivists suddenly returned earlier this year to seize 90 percent of the personnel records dating back to around 1910,  and  the museum's director was so miffed, he resigned.

Public sector data security issues not just a US problem

A British  study  of more than 140 senior management and staff in the public sector revealed that 83 percent say the biggest threat to data are employees themselves. If they're having half the issues the US public sector is then they're right to be concerned, but it does beg a question. Is it faulty employees or faulty processes?